how to register a steem account without having to linux
A choose your own adventure story.
Now with more markdown
... and hopefully pictures if I can get them to work
You can now sign up for a steem account free of charge by linking it to your facebook account. If you would like to do this just click the create account button in the upper right hand corner of steemit.com. If you just want to get posting on steemit then that is probably the fastest way to get going. If you would still like to purchase your own account you may of course still use my bot to do so.
Prior to the launch of an official faucet, I wanted to give the non techy people a chance to enjoy the wonders of steemit.com You can post, you can comment, you can vote, you can even vest, or divest your funds. I will leave to others for now to show you how to utilize all that steemit.com offers. This post is designed to help you get an account up and running.
If you follow the instructions below it will register an account for you on the the STEEM blockchain, in a secure way. (no one but you will be able to access your funds) The STEEM blockchain is a secure healthy blockchain whose creator has years of experience maintaining a top 10 blockchain. steemit.com is an awesome piece of software, but is still comparatively early in its design cycle. If you create an account you will be helping test steemit.com as it is taken out of alpha stage into beta, and finally officially launched. There will most certainly be bugs and downtime during this process. Do not worry if you sometimes have issues logging in, or if the site goes down. Your funds are not secured by the steemit.com website. They are secured by the STEEM network, so even during downtime your funds will be safe. If you have concerns you can voice them at steem.slack.com or in the appropriate btctalk or btstalk threads.
This post will assume a few things.
- You want to register a steem account, but command line scares you.
- you have steem on an exchange, or open.steem on the bitshares network (or are willing to purchase some)
- you have a bitshares account, or are willing to sign up for one. (unless someone else knows a good secure way to get a bts public private keypair)
If these three things describe you, then lets begin.
First things first. Do you have a bitshares account that you have access to?